"Can not copy setup file: iastor.sys" When performing clean XP Pro install using F6 procedure with a floppy.
Posted on 2006-07-19
This is really getting annoying:
I've got a Dell Precision 490 Workstation with an Intel SATA RAID controller. (This is a dual-core Xenon based system...with the corresponding chipset.)
Anyway, when installing XP Pro, since XP doesn't natively have the drivers, I'm booting from the CD and hitting 'F6' to specify additional storage drivers.
So I give it the floppy with the drivers (OEMSETUP.TXT, etc...etc...) and it finds the device driver options.
The XP setup then copies a bunch of files and eventually tells me that it "Can not copy the file: iastor.sys" off the floppy.
However, the floppy is perfectly fine... and all of the files are there.
This is driving me nuts, as it should be a simple thing to do.
Does anyone know what the deal is?